Course on Age-Period-Cohort models.
Time: Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st September 2011.
Deadline: 1 September 2011
Fee: 380 EUR.
Teacher: Bendix Carstensen, Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen
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Audience: Epidemiologists and Statisticians.
Age-Period-Cohort models for mortality and morbidity rates is a useful tool for description of age- and time-trends. But the use and in particular the reporting is not straightforward.
The course will cover both the basics of tabulation of data, modeling and choice of parametrization as well as the more advanced aspects of Age-Period-Cohort models, including a substantial practical component, based on computer exercises in R. Specifically the apc-tools in the Epi package for R will be covered in some depth.
Formally no prerequisites are required, but familiarity with regression models in epidemiology and some exposure to R will prove advantageous.
Participants are expected to bring their own laptop, and can expect to go home with a couple of thorough analyses of example datasets. Instruction on what to install (and how) will be given shortly after the application deadline.
Steno Diabetes Center A/S
Niels Steensens Vej 2-4
+45 44 43 87 38 (direct)
+45 30 75 87 38 (mobile)
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